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Accessible Ohio Will Make Ohio a Global Leader in Public Accessibility

Announcement from the Office of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted’s Executive Budget for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) funds a brand-new initiative called Accessible Ohio. This initiative will support Ohio’s cities, counties, state agencies, attractions, and venues in becoming accessible and inclusive for individuals with disabilities.

Ohio is at its best when everyone, including Ohioans with disabilities, is empowered to experience all our great state has to offer. Building upon Governor DeWine’s commitment to Ohioans with disabilities, Accessible Ohio encourages us to prioritize accessibility from the start, promote inclusiveness, and ensure everyone can experience Ohio in an equitable way.

Accessible Ohio Specialists will consult directly with local partners to help identify barriers and establish goals for accessibility and provide information about potential funding resources. By supporting Ohio’s public and private entities to be accessible and inclusive, Ohio can lead the way in fostering a sense of community and belonging that strengthens the state for all its citizens. 

Here are just a few examples of how an Accessible Ohio consultation will support accessibility efforts:

Planning & Awareness



Personal Care

To sign up for updates related to this new initiative, visit the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities news and updates subscription webpage and select the “Accessible Ohio” option. 

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